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  1. kaldek

    The Blue Meanie

    Daaaaaaamn, Seb!!
  2. kaldek

    VFR SF 7

    Love it! Hope she sounds as good as she looks.
  3. Kickstarter price was $999 for a first run unit.
  4. http://www.tested.com/tech/3d-printing/458406-meet-othermill-desktop-cnc-milling-machine/ Interesting stuff - not for huge parts but for things like block off plates it would be great.
  5. Nice work fellas. So did the info we shared via PM help with picking a direction or was I just coming across as the crazy Aussie?
  6. Good to know my videos are still out there helping folks even though I've moved onto BMWs... Anyway, the engine braking was one of my FAVOURITE things about my VFR. I used to love slamming it down a gear from high revs and just letting the bike slow me down while roaring its head off. *Especially* in traffic! The sound of a VFR with aftermarket pipes on the overrun is something I will miss forever. Even after ten years, my 2002 VFR800 still turned heads with its fat baby-eight exhaust note. If only the fuel injection wasn't so wonky... Also worth pointing out that I believe Ducati controls engine braking in the new Panigale motor by keeping the valves open on the overrun (I think it was exhaust valves). Doesn't help with the VFR of course, but people have solutions to the problem out there.
  7. No wax huh? Well whaddya know. They must just call it that for historical purposes.
  8. Man when was the last time anyone saw a VFR with a chewed up crankshaft, eh? A rare thing indeed, and it looks like Honda really did have some machining issues with some early bikes. Glad I didn't buy one of the leftover 2010 VFR1200s - if the 2012 model was here I could have easily bought one of those over the K1300R at the time.
  9. kaldek

    VFR Offroad1

    Looks like that ECU I sent you is letting the motor dish out plenty of power!
  10. Fully converted into a BMW fan. :-/

  11. kaldek

    Pair Valve

    Yep that will work fine.
  12. I need to update my status more often!

  13. Hey I have fork tubes. Do you need the lower or upper? Did you also say you needed a starter motor?
  14. Hi mate, I have a BUCKETLOAD of parts you may want. Specifically here, I have all the calipers (2002 model however) and a *complete* caliper rebuild kit - all seals. Note that the 2006+ front calipers are very different to the 2002-2005 calipers. The 2006+ models are much stronger, however they will both bolt to the forks of any 2002 and onwards bike. The front left caliper for an '06+ bike also needs specific '06+ hoses. Is there anything you need because I have two complete bikes in my garage, one completely torn down. I literally have everything.
  15. Work only ever takes me to Sydney (like today). Being in Melbourne, it sucks because I would love to ride there but it's ten hours each way. If it was four hours I would *so* ride there every time! So, I'm stuck sitting my arse on a plane. I hate airports with a passion.
  16. The engine switches to VTEC mode. Basically under 7,000 rpm it's only using two valves per cylinder (1 intake, 1 exhaust) and above that it opens up all four.
  17. kaldek


    Sexy. Sexy as heck.
  18. Yes, the term "optimisers" is not exactly accurate. They renamed them because many newer model bikes don't fall for the resistor-in-the-heater-circuit trick. So, Dynojet have two products - one is the resistor, and the other is an actual optimiser but they call them both the same thing. What the real optimisers do is take the O2 sensor signal and mess with it, so that when the bike's ECU thinks it's hitting 14.7 AFR it's actually hitting about 13.6 AFR. I believe they're simple voltage dividers which convert a signal of 0.75 volts from the O2 sensor into about 0.500 volts (which denotes 14.7 AFR). So the bike ECU sees 0.5 volts but in order to see that number it actually has to richen up the mixture so that it's *actually* creating a 0.75 volt reading from the O2 sensor. They do not offer this product for the VFR800 because the ECU in our bikes is so brain-dead it's easy to fool. In fact I think all the Honda systems are still dumb as dog crap. If you go to the Powercommander website, install instructions for Honda bikes will say "plug in O2 optimiser, you can then leave the O2 sensor disconnected or remove it from the exhaust". However for a modern Yamaha bike, the install instructions will say "plug the optimiser in-line between the O2 sensor and the ECU". Subtle difference, no? For those bikes, the Powercommander instructions will also say stuff like "don't tune any cells between 0 and 15 percent throttle and 0-6,000rpm". However, since the Honda is, as I say, brain-dead you are actually able to tune the Powercommander in those ranges. So I guess the Honda stupidity kind of makes it easier to tweak the bike... There are more advanced systems on the market (not from Dynojet) which replace the narrowband O2 sensor with a wideband one, but include a calculated narrowband voltage output. These are nifty for engine tuning whilst keeping the closed loop capabilities of the stock ECU in place. Does that make sense?
  19. Well, the O2 eliminator resistor is connected to the heater circuit. The resistor is basically fooling the ECU into thinking the O2 sensor is not up to temperature, so it never goes into closed loop mode. if the resistor failed and went open circuit you would get an OS sensor heater error (error 23/24). If the resistor failed and shorted, that would trip the ECU fuse. If the resistor failed to the point where the ECU thought the O2 sensor was heated up, you would get an O2 sensor error (error 21/22) when the bike went into closed loop as it would see an open circuit. The most likely scenario would be getting an error code 23 or 24 if the resistor failed.
  20. 6th-gen COPs are three-wire plugs. They remain permanently fed by a common 12 volt source and the ECU sends a trigger command to the coil which causes it to charge up and then fire. The "ignition control module" is inside the coil, so there is no risk of the coil drawing too much current and damaging the ECU; it can only damage itself (the primary windings and transistor). I suppose the real question is - how does the trigger circuit work and could it be connected to the 4th-gen ignition module? I don't know enough to say why it would be possible or impossible.
  21. kaldek

    motorcycle 007

    He's so far off the bike his arse is on the pannier.
  22. Very happy camper right now with a well running VFR.

  23. If you're considering a Screaming Banshee, this video will show you how and where to install it. Note that it's specific to the non-ABS model bike and a different location would be required if your bike has ABS. Another member mounted theirs to the stock horn location, but anywhere under the fairing will work. Your only limits will be cable lengths but you can always increase those as needed.
  24. I'm regretting ever posting in this thread because it appears I know NOTHING about coils!
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